Thursday, March 10 2011
The Nice One from Monty Python sketches a consistent portrait of himself as a decent, ordinary bloke who just happens to be trapped in the role of light-comedy hero -- Hugh Grant comes inevitably to mind -- playing exasperated straight man to his whacky buddies, who in turn are forever dragging him into Situations.
Wednesday, March 11 2009
The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.
Tuesday, November 25 2008
The Python legacy is like the Python treatment of death: vast, ridiculous, constant.
Tuesday, November 11 2008
Michael Palin does all the stuff you’d probably be afraid to do yourself and, while doing it, he makes witty little jokes and smiles like a bastard.
Thursday, December 13 2007
No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.
Monday, October 8 2007
TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Look beyond the obvious comedic aspects and you’ll find a wonderfully constructed, brilliantly acted film that is at once crime caper, love story and a biting satire of the many differences between Yanks and Brits.
Tuesday, September 26 2006
A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.
Thursday, November 3 2005
In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.
Tuesday, September 20 2005
Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.